Alan was the Chamber Chairman from 2015 to 2018 then became CEO. He runs the events that focus on International and local business and is happy to help deliver advice and connections to help your business get better visibility, grow and improve your finances.
Alan back started his export career in Metal Box PLC export shipping department in West Acton, progressing to Diageo export customer services department dealing with global exports. Since graduating from the Institute of Export at West Thames College he has been a front line businessman across Africa, Asia and the Middle East for 25 years working for UK Export trading companies with manufacturing arms who set up local successful offices and dealerships for UK companies. This propelled Alan’s career to Director level as sales grew and local offices were set up in 4 overseas markets. then on to set up his own Consultancy (ARC) and be a British Government (UKTI / DIT) Trade Officer.
Alan is also a guest lecture at King’s College London, Brunel University and University of West London plus local colleges.